UVC Announces Annual Awards

May 1, 2018

United Voices for Children has announced the recipients of its 2018 annual awards for outstanding advocacy and service for children and youth in Northern Illinois.  The Bishop Jesse R. Dewitt Award will be given to Deacon Wes Dorr of United Church of Rogers Park (Chicago) for his dedicated advocacy for and ministry with urban children and youth.  The Katherine B. Greene Child Worker Award goes to two recipients: Karen Klaus of First UMC Crystal Lake for instituting the Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break program for special needs children and their families; and to Chana UMC for its recreational, education and social service ministries with rural children and youth in its community.  The Rev. Margaret Ann Williams Service Award will be given to Licia Knight of St. Mark UMC (Chicago) for her lifelong service of establishing a Children’s Church and directing a dance ministry, among other ministries with children and youth. 

These persons will be honored at the United Voices for Children (UVC) Breakfast on Tuesday morning, June 5th, at 6:45 a.m. during the Northern Illinois Annual Conference session at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.  To make a reservation for the gala UVC Breakfast ($20/person) contact by May 25th.  United Voices for Children is a coalition of congregations and individuals in Northern Illinois dedicated to speak and act on behalf of needy children, youth and their families as well as to support ministries in the Conference serving these children and youth.   

You can find more information on each awardee on this page.